$1.2 million to benefit organizations helping children who are battling cancer and nonprofits addressing childhood hunger and nutrition. This year’s donations exceeded last year by $100,000. Rick Cohen, C&S Chairman and CEO, expressed his thanks to the 200 individuals at the Premium Sponsor dinner. He reminded the audience that “This would be impossible without the generous support and dedication from our suppliers, customers, business partners and volunteers.”
C&S Charities, Inc. with C&S employee volunteers organized the tournament, which was held August 7 and 8 at the Mount Snow, Haystack and Stratton courses in Vermont, and at Crumpin-Fox in Massachusetts. After enjoying a challenging round of golf, colleagues from the supermarket and food industry gathered for dinner and heard moving presentations from representatives of the organizations benefiting from the event. C&S Charities, Inc., a non-profit corporation, presented checks to the charities at these dinner events.
The funds raised will benefit five nonprofit organizations devoted to pediatric cancer or childhood hunger issues:
* Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (Lebanon, N.H.): $350,000 for care and treatment of
children in the pediatric oncology unit;
* The Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, Mass.): $150,000 for pediatric
* The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Ashford, Conn.): $100,000 for camperships for
children with cancer;
* Feeding America (Chicago, Ill.): $300,000 for the national BackPack Program which
discreetly provides nutritious, child-friendly food for kids when other resources are not
available, such as weekends and during school vacations; and
* Share Our Strength (Washington, D.C.): $300,000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign.
The 2013 Tee Up for Kids™ charity golf event will be held August 6th and 7th.
About C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Grocers of Keene, N.H. is the largest food wholesaler and according to Forbes magazine, the 9th largest privately held company in the United States. The company distributes food to supermarkets, retail stores and military bases across the country. Currently, C&S serves about 3,900 stores from more than 50 locations in 12 states. Among our customers are many of America's best known companies, including Stop & Shop, Giant of Carlisle, Giant of Landover, Shaw's, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), Ralphs, Safeway and Target.
C&S community involvement programs support initiatives to stop hunger and to promote the health and enrichment of communities that are homes to the company's employees and facilities.
About C&S Charities, Inc.
C&S Charities, Inc., established in 2010, is a New Hampshire non-profit corporation recognized under IRC § 501(c)(3).